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First Aid Training Retford
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What Is It? Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction, which can be fatal. The most common anaphylaxis reactions are caused by nuts, seafood, and insect stings. During an anaphylactic reaction, the body releases massive quantities of a chemical called…
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Having dealt with a number of first aid emergencies over the years, we’ve noticed that the recovery position is often viewed as a “fix all” by untrained onlookers. On countless occasions, when faced with an unconscious casualty lying on their back, we’ve…
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Welcome to this weeks article! This week we’ll discuss how to treat an insect sting. If the insect sting is visible carefully scrape it off the skin with the edge of a credit card or similar object. DO NOT use tweezers as you will only squeeze the poison…
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Imagine you were out for a meal and someone on the next table began choking on their food? Would you know what to do? Jason Varney, a Service Manager at Fairfield Control Systems in Retford, had just that experience on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Jason had…
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An easy way to remember how to carry out a primary survey is to remember that the letters D, R, A, B and C spell “Doctor ABC”. D is for Danger. Check your surroundings. Make sure both you and your casualty isn’t going to get hurt. Also remember that if it…
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Are you an employer? Do you have a HSE-compliant first aid box? Are the contents of your first aid box in date? Do you have a trained first aider? As first aid trainers we are often asked what the law is for employers. Do employers have a duty to provide…
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You can never be too close to an AED. In the event of a cardiac arrest, seconds count. Immediate CPR alone will give a casualty a 26% chance of survival, but  if a defibrillator deployed within 3 minutes it increases it to 76%. However, every minute that…
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Manchester Arena Bombing Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in the Manchester Arena bombing last night. Also, to all those caught up in this terrible crime. We can only imagine how traumatic it…
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